by Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J.
Homosexuality seems to have gained such an acceptance in modern society as to confuse even the average Catholic. Is homosexual behavior objectively sinful? Is it a threat to the family? What is the Church’s basic teaching on it?
Guided by objective standards that have been the constant teaching of the Catholic Church, Fr. Hardon, in a question-and-answer format, informs the reader of the seriousness posed to individuals and society at large by the acceptance and practice of this sexual aberration.
The Catechism on Homosexuality is an important tool for teaching correct moral standards. This booklet, in 56 pages, also contains the texts of two important Church documents: the Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics, by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (issued in 1975) and the Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons, by the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (issued in 1986).